|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1835|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 1876|
Died in fall in Keystone Mine. Born in St. Blazey, Cornwall. Samuel was a carpenter's apprentice at age 16. By 1870, he and his wife, Johanna ran a boarding house in Amador City, California. While mining for gold Samuel fell to his death in Garfield Shaft at Keystone Mine leaving his expectant wife with five children.
Samuel was born in Cornwall, England in 1835 to Cornish natives Thomas and Elizabeth (nee Trembeth) Mugford. He emigrated to the United States sometime before 1860, arriving in California to work in the Northern California gold mines of El Dorado and Amador Counties.
In 1860 Mugford married England native Johanna Thomas in Mormon Island, a small mining town in El Dorado County which is now under the water of Folsom Lake, after the damming of the American River's South Fork in the 1950s. Samuel and Johanna had eight children together.
Why do we mourn departed friends,
Or shake at deaths alarm.
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends
To call us to His arms.
(Odd Fellows insignia)
Amador City Cemetery
Maintained by: Bonnie Mugford
Originally Created by: Barry Foster
Record added: Aug 20, 2010
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